Beach Huts For Schools

Why come to Walton on a school trip?
Walton on the Naze is an ideal location for school trips. For younger children, it has safe sandy beaches to play on and plenty of places to go crabbing.

For secondary school children there’s the opportunity to study coastal erosion. Walton is famous for its fossils, including sharks teeth, bird fossils and plant remains. 

What is our beach huts for schools service?
Our beach huts are located at Eastcliff beach at the Naze end of the town, only a short walk from the Naze where the Essex Wildlife education centre is located. 

Schools and nurseries have booked huts for teaching staff to use as a base. Ideal for allowing children to get changed in and out of swimwear in private, to use as a first aid base, and (v importantly!) for teachers to make a hot drink. Tea, coffee, sugar, long-life milk and biscuits are provided. 

Our huts hold 6 people comfortably, so while a whole school party won’t be able to fit in one, it’s enough space for staff to use as base camp.

How do we make a booking?
Send an email to, or call 07739 426358 with details of which beach hut you’d like to hire, the dates, your school’s name, and your contact details. We’ll respond with details of how to pay via bacs, and a copy of the terms and conditions. Full payment will secure your booking and will be your acceptance of the terms and conditions. Payment must be made within 24 hours of booking. Non payment will result in cancellation of your booking. You can see the current availability of our huts here

If you would like to hire a hut on a day that you’re already at the beach, call 07739 426358 and we’ll come and open it up for you. 

How much does it cost?
In 2020 our huts are £50 per day. 

Where are the huts located?
All our huts are on the front row of Eastcliff beach. They’re sat right next to the sand.

How do we get into the hut?
The day before your arrival we will send you an access code to the hut.

What times can we have the beach hut from and to?
Daily hire is 9am – 6pm.

How accessible are the huts?
The huts can be accessed by steps and a (fairly steep) slope so it is possible to get a wheelchair or child’s buggy to the front of the hut. Queenie has two steps up from the prom to the inside of the hut. Margaret and Doll have six steps from the prom up to the inside of the hut and therefore wheelchair access into the huts themselves is not possible. 

Is there running water?
Queenie, hut 361 – come out of the hut and turn left. The fresh water tap is up the first set of steps on your left. 

Margaret, hut 397 – come out of the hut and turn right. The fresh water tap is up the first set of steps on your right.

Doll, hut 392 – come out of the hut and turn right. The fresh water tap is up the first set of steps on your right.

The water tap is less than a minute’s walk from all the huts hut. Other water taps are available at various places along the prom. Water containers are provided for your use. 

Is there power?
There is no electricity in any of the beach huts in Walton. This means there is no fridge available so we recommend you bring a cool bag if you have food items you’d like to keep chilled. We provide battery operated lamps for when the light fades. There is a gas bottle and gas stove for you to use. Full instructions are available in the huts. 

Is there parking?
Free on street parking is available on all the streets surrounding Eastcliff Beach. It can get busy in the summer so early arrival is advised. 

Are there toilets?
Turn left out of both huts and walk for less than five minutes. Public toilets are situated at the bottom of the steps to the Naze Park. If you’ve got to Hipkin’s Tea Room you’ve gone too far! Ladies, gents, disabled toilets (accessible by a radar key) and baby changing facilities are available and are cleaned daily. A changing places toilet is available on Bathhouse meadow, around 5-10 minutes walk away.

Is there somewhere to buy food and drink?
We provide a gas stove, frying pan, saucepan, crockery and cutlery so you’ve everything you need to make your own food and drink. If you need to stock up, Naze Park Stores on Hall Lane is less than a five minute walk away. In the town itself there is a Co-op, Tesco Express, Aldi and M&S food store.

If you’d rather let someone else do the cooking, turn right out of either hut and The Last Fisherman’s Cafe is less than a minute walk and is situated right on the beach front. There you can buy fish and chips, hot and cold drinks, snacks and icecreams. This kiosk is open every day in the school holidays, at weekends from April – Oct (and sometimes midweek if it’s sunny).

Turn left out of the huts and less than a five minute walk away is Hipkin’s Tea Room, which also serves hot and cold food and drinks. This cafe is open every day from May half term until end of September.


Can we have a BBQ?
We only allow disposable BBQs and these must not be lit in/ or very close to the hut- or neighbouring huts- but on the sand away from the hut.  We have the right to charge for any damage which occurs due to BBQ use

What is provided for us in the beach hut?
A guest guide pack containing all the information you’ll need
A table
6 chairs
Plates, cups, plastic glasses, cutlery, a frying pan, a saucepan and cooking utensils
Windbreaks & a mallet
Washing up bowl, washing up liquid, clean dishcloths and teatowels
Bin bags
Dog bowl, dog treats, poo bags
Tea, coffee, sugar, sweeteners, coffee whitener, long life milk
A fire extinguisher and fire blanket
Gas stove and gas bottle
A blanket
Toys and games

Are toys and games provided?
A selections of buckets, spades and sand toys are provided. For cooler weather, there are also colouring books and pencils, board games, and a pack of playing cards. 

How do we find tide times?
Tide timetables are provided in the huts. Unless the tide is very high, the beach will be accessible. You can see the 2019 tide times here.  

What is there to do in Walton?
There is so much to see and do in Walton and the surrounding areas. See our full list here